Deal #544

Location #1

Spatial accuracy level
Administrative region
Location
Lang Son Province, Vietnam

Target country
Vietnam

Land area

Size under contract (leased or purchased area, in ha)
[2010] 63000
Comment on land area
This is just one of 6 investment projects of the company in Vietnam. Altogether the concessions of the company amount to 349,000 ha.

Intention of investment

Intention of the investment
Timber plantation (for wood and fibre)

Nature of the deal

Nature of the deal
Lease

Negotiation status

Negotiation status
[2008] Concluded (Contract signed)
Comment on negotiation status
February 2008

Implementation status

Implementation status
[2014] In operation (production)
Comment on implementation status
Only some parts of the roject has been temporarily abandoned/halted, since parts of the concession are located in areas that are “sensitive to the national security and defense” (http://www.vir.com.vn/forest-projects-facing-the-axe.html). However, the company is still alllowed to continue its project in the remaining area.

Contract #1

Duration of the agreement (in years)
50

Operating company

Operating company

 

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Data source #1

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Date
2008-12-01
Comment on data source
Plantations in the mekong region: overview

Data source #2

Data source type
Media report
File
Date
2010-12-28
Comment on data source
There was a possibility that the deal would be suspended because the location is on lands critical for Vietnam's defense. However, only some parts were suspended, company is allowed to continue its investment in the remaining areas.

Data source #3

Data source type
Research Paper / Policy Report
File
Date
2010-04-10

Data source #4

Data source type
Government sources
File
Date
2015-06-23
Comment on data source
Report of Provincial Committe: people in Xuan Duong, Loc Binh ask InnovGreen for payment of land lease (Vietnamese source)

Data source #5

Data source type
Company sources
File
Date
2013-01-23
Comment on data source
InnovGreen asks the provincial goverment for accelerating the process of amending investment license (Vietnamese source).

Data source #6

Data source type
Government sources

Consultation of local community

Community consultation
Limited consultation

How did the community react?

Community reaction
Mixed reaction

Promised or received compensation

Promised compensation (e.g. for damages or resettlements)
In many cases, no compensation was paid.

Former land owner (not by constitution)

Former land owner
State
Private (smallholders)

Former land use

Former land use
Pastoralism
Forestry

Former land cover

Former land cover
Forest land

Detailed crop, animal and mineral information

Crops area
Accacia, Eucalyptus

In country processing of produce

In country processing of produce
Yes
Comment on in country processing of produce
Wood Chip Processing

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